Cheap as Chips
A History of Campaigns to Save Victoria’s Native Forests
This 340-page book documents for the first time major Victorian forest campaigns from the earliest times up to 2005. It was written and collated by Dr Rod Anderson, a past Environment Victoria forest campaigner, (disappointingly, EV no longer supports a forest campaign).
This book looks at colonial and early twentieth century logging through to the beginnings of large scale community conservation campaigns in the early seventies, warts and all.
Later chapters document accounts by current activists of the detail and lessons learned from local campaigns, and a perspective on higher level campaign strategies from a key campaigner.
Cheap as Chips endeavours to give an historical perspective to Victoria’s forest campaign, both as an important part of our history that should not be lost and so that future campaigners may learn from past actions.